Laos

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Laos - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

Recommended Fodor’s Video

Sort by: 41 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL CLEAR ALL
Loading...
Loading...
  • 1. Night Market

    Market/Bazaar

    The night market is a hub of activity, full of colorful local souvenirs and cheap, delicious food, and a meeting place for locals and tourists...Read More

  • 2. Pha That Luang

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    The city's most sacred monument, this massive, 147-foot-high, gold-painted stupa is also the nation's most important cultural symbol, representing...Read More

  • 3. Wat Phu

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This temple sits grandly on heights above the Mekong River, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Champasak, looking back on a centuries-old history...Read More

  • 4. Ban Muang Ngoi

    Town/Village

    The village, populated by Lao Lum and surrounded by unusual limestone peaks, has become a popular traveler hangout, with friendly locals, gorgeous...Read More

  • 5. Dinosaur Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    One of Savannakhet's curiosities is this dinosaur museum that displays fossils discovered in the area. ...Read More

  • 6. Don Daeng Island

    Island

    In the middle of the Mekong opposite Wat Phu, this island is a fantastic escape. Nine km (5½ miles) long, Dong Daeng has gorgeous views of the...Read More

  • 7. Don Khon Island

    Island

    You can hike or bicycle to the beautiful Liphi waterfall on the island of Don Khon, though an even more stunning one, Khone Phapheng, is just...Read More

  • 8. Don Khong Island

    Island

    The largest island in the area, Don Khong is inhabited by a community of fisherfolk living in small villages amid ancient Buddhist temples....Read More

  • 9. Historical Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Pakse's history museum displays stonework from the famous Wat Phu in Champasak, handicrafts from the Bolaven Plateau ethnic groups, and locally...Read More

  • 10. Ho Phra Keo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    There's a good reason why Ho Phra Keo, one of the city's oldest and most impressive temples, has a name so similar to the wat in Bangkok's Grand...Read More

  • 11. Inpeng Cultural and Entertainment Park

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    This large park near the river has waterslides, beer gardens, restaurants, and plenty of family fun, plus a model village of miniature Lao houses...Read More

  • 12. Irrawaddy dolphins

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Downstream from Don Khon, at the border between Laos and Cambodia, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins frolic in a protected area of the Mekong. Boat...Read More

  • 13. L'etranger Books and Tea

    Store/Shop/Mall

    From 7 am until 10 pm, patrons of this bookstore and hangout sip tea, coffee, and smoothies or nibble on snacks while reclining on comfortable...Read More

  • 14. Lao National Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A two-story French colonial building houses this well-laid-out museum with interesting geological and historical displays. Exhibits touch on...Read More

  • 15. Muang Sing

    Town/Village

    In the late 19th century this mountain-ringed town on the Sing Mountain River was the seat of a Tai Lue prince, Chao Fa Silino. Muang Sing lost...Read More

  • 16. Nam Ha Ecotourism

    Town/Village

    This ecotourism program, a model for Southeast Asia, actively encourages the involvement of local communities in the development and management...Read More

  • 17. Nam Ngum Lake

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Forested mountains surround this island-dotted reservoir lake that's accessible by car from Vientiane. Floating restaurants here serve freshly...Read More

  • 18. Nam Phu Square

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The main square in Vientiane's tourist area, this used to reflect more emphatically the city's French colonial influence, reinforced further...Read More

  • 19. Pak Ou Caves

    Cave

    In high limestone cliffs above the Mekong River, at the point where it meets the Nam Ou River from northern Laos, lie two sacred caves filled...Read More

    View Tours and Activities
  • 20. Pakxan and Nearby

    Town/Village

    A Mekong River port and former French colonial outpost, this town 150 km (93 miles) south of Vientiane is now the center of the Lao Christian...Read More

No sights Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

Around the Web